Values (legs and dresses)

Now that the legs have had a layer of value added to them they’re beginning to feel more substantial, and I’ve worked on the toes of the upper foot too, making some sense of toenails and repainting one of the toes completely to make them more evenly spaced. Adding some shadows to the second dress has made the Empress’ dress more prominent, and I plan to continue to build more complex work on the fabric of all the attendants while leaving her clothes quite simple.

Soon on the agenda, to add detail into the clothing, finishing the ribbon dress, then moving over to the other side of the painting to work on the first attendant’s clothes.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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1 Response to Values (legs and dresses)

  1. deb says:

    I’ve been sick and haven’t had a chance to stop by in while, I love all the detailing on the dresses and the mannerist extension of the hand is perfect. beautiful!

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